A Roscommon Agricultural consultant believes funding must be provided to farmers to support their climate change efforts.
Noel Feeney's comments come following fears some farmers may lose out on Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme payments due to an oversubscription to the program.
It's claimed at least 16,000 farmers may be affected by a major mis-calculation by the Agriculture Department with 46,000 farmers applying.
The President of the Agricultural Consultants Association says farmers are keen make changed to reduce emissions and enhance water quality.
Speaking on Let's Talk earlier Noel stated all farmers should be awarded for these efforts.
"Our government has announced in the last couple of years that we have a biodiversity crisis. We're hearing month on month from the EPA that our water quality is decreasing so here we have 46,000 farmers with an appetite to address those sitations and, form our point of view it would be a waste if the government didn't take these 46,000 farmers into the scheme".